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A.E. Housman (1859-1936)

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Introduction & Literary Criticism

"A.E. Housman." An extended, encyclopedia-type introduction to Housman from the Poetry Foundation.

"A.E. Housman." A brief introduction to A.E. Housman from the Academy of American Poets.

"A.E. Housman." An introduction to Housman from the academic publisher Gale/Cengage.

The Housman Society. The Housman Society web site includes a biography of Housman.

Butterfield, David. Review of Archie Burnett's edition of The Letters of A.E. Housman. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 4 Aug. 2007. Another review, by Paul Johnson. "From Bromsgrove to Trinity."

Kermode, Frank. Review of The Letters of A.E. Housman, ed. by Archie Burnett. London Review of Books 29 (5 July 2007).

Kopff, Christian. "Conservatism and creativity in A.E. Housman" in Modern Age Summer, 2005.

Lane, Anthony. "Lost Horizon: The Sad and Savage Wit of A.E. Housman." New Yorker Feb 19-26, 2001.

Leithauser, Brad. "A footnote for Housman." On Housman's poetic practice. New Criterion 10 (Sept. 1991) [preview of article only].

Mackenzie, Donald. "Two Versions of Lucretius: Arnold and Housman" [and Matthew Arnold]. Translation & Literature 16, 2 (Autumn 2007).

Stoppard, Tom. "'The lad that loves you true.' A.E. Housman was notoriously reticent, but recently discovered letters reveal the intensity of a friendship begun as a young undergraduate at Oxford, which was to have a profound influence on his poetry and the rest of his life." The Guardian 3 June 2006.

Stoppard, Tom. "On 'The Invention of Love': Another Exchange." Letter by Tom Stoppard, reply by Daniel Mendelsohn, NY Review of Books 19 Oct. 2000.

Vickery, John B. "Bridges and Housman as Elegists: the modern threshold" [and Robert Bridges, modernism, elegy]. English Literature in Transition 48, 4 (2005) [excerpt only].

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